great deal

\ (ˈ)grā(t)¦dēl, chiefly before pause or consonant -ēəl \

Definition of great deal

: a large quantity : lot received a great deal of sympathy at his bereavement asked for little but received a great deal
a great deal
1 : to a considerable degree or extent : by a considerable amount a great deal better
2 : often, frequently he runs a great deal used with intransitive verbs
3 : highly think a great deal of that book

First Known Use of great deal

1711, in the meaning defined above

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“Great deal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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